1923–24 in Scottish football

The 1923–24 season was the 51st season of competitive football in Scotland and the 34th season of the Scottish Football League. A Third Division was introduced adding to Division One and Division Two. [1]

1923–24 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
St Johnstone
Division Three champions
Arthurlie
Scottish Cup winners
Airdrieonians
Junior Cup winners
Parkhead
Scotland national team
1924 BHC

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 38 25 9 4 72 22 +50 59
2 Airdrieonians 38 20 10 8 72 46 +26 50
3 Celtic 38 17 12 9 56 33 +23 46
4 Raith Rovers 38 18 7 13 56 38 +18 43
5 Dundee 38 15 13 10 70 57 +13 43
6 St Mirren 38 15 12 11 53 45 +8 42
7 Hibernian 38 15 11 12 66 52 +14 41
8 Partick Thistle 38 15 9 14 58 55 +3 39
9 Heart of Midlothian 38 14 10 14 61 50 +11 38
10 Motherwell 38 15 7 16 58 63 −5 37
11 Morton 38 16 5 17 48 54 −6 37
12 Hamilton Academical 38 15 6 17 52 57 −5 36
13 Aberdeen 38 13 10 15 37 41 −4 36
14 Ayr United 38 12 10 16 38 60 −22 34
15 Falkirk 38 13 6 19 46 53 −7 32
16 Kilmarnock 38 12 8 18 48 65 −17 32
17 Queen's Park 38 11 9 18 43 60 −17 31
18 Third Lanark 38 11 8 19 54 78 −24 30
19 Clyde 38 10 9 19 40 70 −30 29
20 Clydebank 38 10 5 23 42 71 −29 25
Source: "1923-1924 Division 1 - SPFL Archive". SPFL (in Malay). Retrieved 29 April 2021.

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Clyde, Clydebank

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 St Johnstone 38 22 12 4 79 31 +48 56 Promotion to the 1924–25 Division One
2 Cowdenbeath 38 23 9 6 78 33 +45 55
3 Bathgate 38 16 12 10 58 49 +9 44
4 Stenhousemuir 38 16 11 11 58 45 +13 43
5 Albion Rovers 38 15 12 11 67 53 +14 42
6 King's Park 38 16 10 12 67 57 +10 42
7 Dunfermline Athletic 38 14 11 13 52 46 +6 39
8 Johnstone 38 16 7 15 60 56 +4 39
9 Dundee United 38 12 15 11 41 41 0 39
10 Dumbarton 38 17 5 16 55 56 −1 39
11 Armadale 38 16 6 16 56 63 −7 38
12 East Fife 38 14 9 15 54 47 +7 37
13 Bo'ness 38 13 11 14 45 53 −8 37
14 Forfar Athletic 38 14 7 17 42 67 −25 35
15 Broxburn United 38 13 8 17 50 56 −6 34
16 Alloa Athletic 38 14 6 18 44 53 −9 34
17 Arbroath 38 12 8 18 49 51 −2 32
18 St Bernard's 38 11 10 17 49 54 −5 32
19 Vale of Leven 38 11 9 18 41 67 −26 31 Relegated to the 1924–25 Division Three
20 Lochgelly United 38 4 4 30 21 86 −65 12

Promoted: St. Johnstone, Cowdenbeath
Relegated: Vale of Leven, Lochgelly United

Scottish League Division ThreeEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Arthurlie (C, P) 30 21 5 4 59 24 2.458 47 Promoted to the 1924–25 Scottish Division Two
2 East Stirlingshire (P) 30 17 8 5 63 36 1.750 42
3 Queen of the South 30 14 10 6 64 31 2.065 38
4 Montrose 30 15 6 9 60 48 1.250 36
5 Dykehead 30 16 1 13 55 41 1.341 33
6 Nithsdale Wanderers 30 13 7 10 42 35 1.200 33
7 Beith 30 14 4 12 49 41 1.195 32
8 Mid-Annandale 30 13 5 12 59 48 1.229 31
9 Royal Albert 30 12 4 14 44 53 0.830 28
10 Dumbarton Harp 30 10 8 12 40 51 0.784 28
11 Solway Star 30 9 9 12 42 48 0.875 27
12 Clackmannan 30 10 7 13 37 54 0.685 27
13 Galston 30 11 3 16 53 70 0.757 25
14 Peebles Rovers 30 7 8 15 43 56 0.768 22
15 Helensburgh 30 5 7 18 46 72 0.639 17
16 Brechin City 30 4 6 20 28 76 0.368 14
Source: statto.com
Rules for classification: Teams are ranked by points then goal average. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted

Promoted: Arthurlie, East Stirlingshire

Scottish CupEdit

Airdrieonians were winners of the Scottish Cup after a 2–0 win over last season's finalists Hibernian.

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup Queen of the South 3 – 0 * Dykehead

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Aberdeen 6 – 0 Keith
Ayrshire Cup Beith
Dumbartonshire Cup Clydebank
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 2 – 1 * Hearts
Fife Cup Cowdenbeath 3 – 1 * Raith Rovers
Forfarshire Cup Arbroath 3 – 0 Forfar Athletic
Glasgow Cup Rangers 3 – 1 Third Lanark
Lanarkshire Cup Hamilton 3 – 0 Royal Albert
Linlithgowshire Cup Broxburn 1 – 0 Armadale
Perthshire Cup Blairgowrie
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 6 – 1[2] Arthurlie
Southern Counties Cup Queen of the South 5 – 2 Stranraer
Stirlingshire Cup East Stirling 1 – 0 Alloa Athletic

. *replay

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clachnacuddin 16 12 2 2 32 10 +22 26
2 Buckie Thistle 16 9 3 4 36 30 +6 21
3 Elgin City 16 8 4 4 28 20 +8 20

Junior CupEdit

Parkhead were winners of the Junior Cup after a 3–1 win over Baillieston in the final replay.

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
16 February 1924 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 0–2 BHC
1 March 1924 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Ireland 2–0 BHC Andrew Cunningham, David Morris
12 April 1924 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–1 BHC William Cowan

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ play off
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

External linksEdit